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Child Life Specialist

Company: Johns Hopkins Medicine
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Child Life Specialist

Requisition #: 508104

Location: Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Category: Allied Health/Clinical Professional

Work Shift: Day Shift

Work Week: Full Time

Weekend Work Required: Yes

Date Posted: May 26, 2022

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Child Life Specialist assists the patient, family, and health care team in identifying the psychosocial and developmental factors which impact the health care experience for the patient and family. This position requires competency in a wide range of therapeutic modalities allowing for a combination of diverse interventions. The Child Life Specialist must exhibit and deliver strong customer service skills with patients, families, students, volunteer staff and the health care team. Also required are effective group facilitation skills, strong interpersonal communication skills, a high degree of creativity, effective time and resource management, flexibility, strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to learn and utilize computer applications.

LOCATION: St. Petersburg, FL

HOURS: 10a - 6:30p, Rotating Weekend coverage

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Bachelor's degree in Child Life, Child Development or closely related field; Master's degree preferred
* Child Life Certification: Employee will have one year from date of hire to sit for and successfully pass the Child Life Certification Exam
* Thorough knowledge of child development and the ability to assess with visual and auditory acuity and respond effectively to the individual, age specific needs with high quality child life interventions
* AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) required

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

Keywords: Johns Hopkins Medicine, St. Petersburg , Child Life Specialist, Other , Saint Petersburg, Florida

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